July 12, 2011

Rainy Day Puppets

If all the raindrops were lemondrops and gumdrops, oh what a rain that would be!
We have been experiencing more than our fair share of wet and miserable days since May, which is quite odd considering how hot and dry the Okanagan usually is.  So we made some lemonade with our lemons, aka fun rainy day activities to fill our rainy days.  One that Aria and I have worked particularly hard on, was a homemade puppet theatre. 
Aria created the puppets, and I built the theatre out of a box from our recycling, some wrapping paper from the dollar store, yarn, 2 buttons, some sparkly trim and some felt (yay for no sewing!) I had laying around waiting to be used!  Aria decided she would like to do an underwater puppet show, so I went online and found some good underwater creature coloring pages, and away she went coloring and adding glitter for some pizazz!
 I cut a good size rectangle out of the front of the box, and then cut out the back of the box, but only three sides, so that the theatre can fold up nicely still and keep all the puppets inside... and not all over my house!  I cut the felt in strips to hide little puppet-master's bodies, but still allowed ease of movement and play.  Aria helped me thread the strips onto a piece of yarn and then we fastened it with buttons on either side of the box.
We can't wait to make new puppets as we learn new Bible stories or fairy tales, or create new worlds and adventures!

1 comment:

  1. What a cute idea! I love your creativity. We too have had our fair (fare?) share of rain too. Can't wait till the kids are a little older and we can do some awesome things like that too (love the rocks by the way!). Hope you get some better weather soon!